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Old 05-10-2012, 10:20 AM   #1
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Painting shutters - yellow vinyl siding - advice

We have light yellow vinyl siding. We want to paint the door and the shutters something new and fresh beyond the dark brown we have now.

What would your suggestions be? Thanks.


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Old 05-10-2012, 10:43 AM   #2
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I know this will sound boring.
But, white shutters and entry door would give it a more beachy clean look. IMO.


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Old 05-10-2012, 01:19 PM   #3
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I was thinking white too. With that color you could also go into maybe some blue or reds.
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Just about anything would go with it - reds, blues, greens. Personally, I like bold colors for doors and shutters but it's up to what you like the most.
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I would chime in with greens and maybe grey greens. I suspect you will get different answers from each of us.

What you might want to do is use one of the virtual painting programs to try out different colors. I like the Ben Moore Personal Color Viewer but the Sherwin Williams one is fine too. They are free. I think there is an HG software package for home interiors that has a color viewer in it as well that goes for $30 or so but has additional paint company colors.

You can either pick one of the photos already in the program that is close to your home and just change colors and combinations over and over again or you can upload a sharp image of your home and mask the different paint areas. You have pretty simple lines so it will not take you long.

I don't know about the SW viewer but you can either use the Ben Moore one online or download it to run locally (but you have to install Adobe Air).

I cannot really tell the color of your roof but keep that in mind in making your choice.


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